Although President Barack Obama recently signed a law to roll back some rate increases meant to shore up the troubled National Flood Insurance Program, thousands of Georgia homeowners can count on paying increasing flood insurance premiums each year--though perhaps less than they originally feared.
A key state senator says he supports changing a law that limits the amount of development on state-owned Jekyll Island. Perry State Senator Russ Tolleson says the proposal has broad support from both environmental groups and the park's state-appointed managers.
Glynn County Commissioners are considering charging a parking fee at two beaches on St. Simons Island. Backers say out-of-town visitors who bring their own food and park for free are getting a "free lunch" by not spending money while in the county
A coastal-area landowner has agreed to restore several square miles of wetlands after he built illegal roads and ditches on them. Glynn County resident Wayne Hutcheson built the roads to access his property better. But he didn't have the state and federal approval that's required any time development affects protected marshes.
A coroner in coastal Georgia says the December death of a Glynn County commissioner who drowned after being shot in the head has been ruled a suicide by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner.